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In genetics, microRNAs (miRNA) are single-stranded RNA molecules of 21-23 nucleotides in length, which regulate gene expression. miRNAs are encoded by genes from whose DNA they are transcribed but miRNAs are not translated into protein (i.e. they are non-coding RNAs); instead each primary transcript (a pri-miRNA) is processed into a short stem-loop structure called a pre-miRNA and finally into a functional miRNA. Mature miRNA molecules are partially complementary to one or more messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules, and their main function is to down-regulate gene expression.
Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we age

Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we age

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Researchers discover mechanism that steers growth of cancer cells in melanoma and liver cancer

Researchers discover mechanism that steers growth of cancer cells in melanoma and liver cancer

Delivering miRNAs to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Delivering miRNAs to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers deliver microRNAs to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disorder

Researchers deliver microRNAs to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disorder

Study reveals how gene variant affects chronic pain outcomes after trauma

Study reveals how gene variant affects chronic pain outcomes after trauma

Inhibition of miR-24-3p may serve as potential treatment target for mesothelioma

Inhibition of miR-24-3p may serve as potential treatment target for mesothelioma

Protein aggregation in neurons linked to gene regulation in Huntington's disease

Protein aggregation in neurons linked to gene regulation in Huntington's disease

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Silencing of GULP1 gene expression plays important role in ovarian carcinogenesis

Silencing of GULP1 gene expression plays important role in ovarian carcinogenesis

Study of neuroprotective microRNAs may lead to new avenues for treating tauopathies

Study of neuroprotective microRNAs may lead to new avenues for treating tauopathies

Researchers study how herpesviruses contribute to increased oral inflammation

Researchers study how herpesviruses contribute to increased oral inflammation

Researchers uncover new mechanisms underlying common kidney cancer in children

Researchers uncover new mechanisms underlying common kidney cancer in children

New approach shows important role of microRNAs in papillomavirus life cycle

New approach shows important role of microRNAs in papillomavirus life cycle

MicroRNA panel could categorize indeterminate thyroid nodule samples into malignant and benign

MicroRNA panel could categorize indeterminate thyroid nodule samples into malignant and benign

Gene regulator associated with protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

Gene regulator associated with protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

Research uncovers new target for therapeutic intervention in breast cancer

Research uncovers new target for therapeutic intervention in breast cancer

New research lays foundation to create standards for RNA sequencing

New research lays foundation to create standards for RNA sequencing

NeuroTrauma Sciences and Henry Ford join hands to advance exosome technology

NeuroTrauma Sciences and Henry Ford join hands to advance exosome technology

Scientists deliver nano-size packets of genetic code to treat brain tumors in mice

Scientists deliver nano-size packets of genetic code to treat brain tumors in mice